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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-904
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-904 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-904 (1945 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal

LCU-904 was transferred to Thailand and named HTMS Kolam (765)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 17 April 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS
  • Launched, 13 May 1944
  • Delivered, 17 May 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT()6)-904 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Seven;
    LCT Group Eighty-One; LT. W.B. Hazeltine and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 to 18 January 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-904 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-904 in 1956
  • Transferred, date unknown, to Thailand, and commissioned into the Royal Thai Navy as HTMS Kolam (765)
  • Struck from th Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-904 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-861 210k Ex-LCU-904 (right) in Royal Thai naval service as HTMS Kolam (765) and ex-LCU-861 (left) in Royal Thai naval service as HTMS Adang (763) moored at the decommissioning ship pier at the Royal Thai Navy Phachunlachomklao Dock Yard, 12 January 2008. Photo by NyeNava

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-904 / LSU-904 / LCU-904 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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